Town of 1770 and Agnes Waters


In 2020 we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Cooks landing in what is now known as the Town of 1770 (the birthplace of Queensland)

Since 1992, the Captain Cook 1770 Festival is held closest to the date of 24 May. Celebrations in 2020 commence on Wednesday 6 May and continue until 31 May to coincide with the journey of the Replica HMB Endeavour from Botany Bay to Bustard Bay.

The 1770 Festival acknowledges our colonial past and celebrates our future with the many cultures that are represented here.

The 1770 Festival revolves around Surf, Soul & Sound and the 250th anniversary celebrations take full advantage of Water, Air and Land experiences for all to enjoy.

On The Water at 1770

Week One  

Wednesday 6 May is the Official Opening of the 250th Anniversary 1770 Festival.


Weekend One


In the Air at 1770

Week Two


Weekend Two


On the Land at 1770

Week Three


Weekend Three



Week Four


Weekend Four

The Replica HMB Endeavour will arrive in Bustard Bay on Saturday 30 May and anchor overnight.

The 1770 Festival will provide full information on arrival time, parking and shuttle bus services to ensure the community has every opportunity to view this vessel.

Once again the twin towns of Agnes Water and 1770

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